Tuesday, March 20, 2012

'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination

In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck? "Take a very long, warm shower," Lehrer says.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Buddhist pilgrimage starts tonight...

Komusō represented the Fuke Zen Buddhist School, a branch of Buddhism originating from China. Their unusual and distinctive feature, the straw basket worn on the head, symbolized the “absence of ego". 
Two friends and I are doing a kind of pilgrimage to the historic Buddhist sites in India ( Sarnath, Bodh Gaya, Kushinagar, etc).   We leave tonight, but I already hear the hypnotic 

Tanpura  music playing in my head...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Censorship of Kuwaiti art exhibit?

Artist Shurooq Amin explains her artwork.  From Art Kuwait.
Exhibition of Shurooq Amin “It’s a Man’s World” was shut down 3 hours after the Opening


The Exhibition “It’s A Man’s World” by Kuwaiti artist Dr. Shurooq Amin was opened yesterday (March 5) at AL M. Gallery (with absolute record of attendance) and was shut down at 10pm – 3 hours after the Opening. At the...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Opening TONIGHT!

Tibetan woman, student set selves on fire

This photo taken in 2011 shows the entrance to the Kirti monastary in the town of Aba in China's Sichuan province. A mother of four died after setting herself on fire in a Tibetan-inhabited region of southwest China on Sunday, a rights group said, in the latest self-immolation to hit the country.  http://news.yahoo.com/photos/world-events-slideshow/kirti-monastary-town-aba-photo-200041781.html

Report: Tibetan woman, student set selves on fire

Saturday, March 3, 2012

AWESOME!: The Scale of the Universe 2

AWESOME (literally)!

Zoom from the edge of the universe to the quantum foam of spacetime and learn about everything in between.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

TONIGHT only at Dar Al Funoon!

Dar Al Funoon is excited to announce it’s first ever Affordable Art Show, which features a wide range of affordable yet impressive works by

Jamal Abdul Rahim
Seda Bekaryan
Rashid Diab
Henry Elibekian
Ruben Grigorian
Samvel Hambartsumian
Hussein Madi
Hussein AlMohasen
Ararat Sarkissian
Arthur Sarkissian
and many more!

Come and discover these special works, which have been collected by the gallery over the last 15 years. Prices start from 40KD.

When: Thursday 1 March 2012, from 4 – 9pm at Dar Al Funoon.
Address: Al-Watiah, Behbehani Compound, House No. 28 | tel:+965 2243 3138